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Steve_ Shaffer

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Trump name coming off a NYC golf course in multimillion dollar deal with Bally's.
Ferry Point is partially visible from the Whitestone Bridge.

Former President Donald Trump’s name is coming off a golf course in the Bronx that had been the subject of a legal battle with the City of New York following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Bally’s is buying Trump out of his lease, which allows him to operate Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, sources familiar with the deal told ABC News.
Terms of the deal were not immediately clear but the sources said it’s well into the millions.
"We are supportive of the transfer of the Ferry Point Golf Course to Bally’s, and we are confident they will deliver a high-quality golfing experience to New Yorkers," the New York City Parks Department said in a statement.
"I am delighted that Trump's name will no longer deface city parkland," New York City Comptroller Brad Lander said.


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-coming-off-nyc-golf-multimillion-dollar-deal/story


https://casinos.ballys.com/golf-links-ferry-point/


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Ronald Montesano

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Praise the Jesus. Now I can play it.



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Mark Kiely

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Now do Ocean Trails. And put Pete's name back as architect.
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MCirba

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"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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Richard Hetzel

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Praise the Jesus. Now I can play it.


My thoughts exactly!
Last Played: 
Prairie Trace East (OH), Pinnacle (OH), UK Wildcat (KY), Lakeside GC (KY), Angel's Crossing (MI), GVSU Meadows (MI), Arcadia South (MI), Pilgrim's Run (MI), The Mines (MI), American Dunes (MI), Eagle Eye (OH), Troia Golf (Portugal), Ottawa Park (OH)

Tim Martin

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Putting politics aside is it worth the $265 greens fee?

Steve_ Shaffer

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« Last Edit: September 18, 2023, 01:33:13 PM by Steve_ Shaffer »
"Some of us worship in churches, some in synagogues, some on golf courses ... "  Adlai Stevenson
Hyman Roth to Michael Corleone: "We're bigger than US Steel."
Ben Hogan “The most important shot in golf is the next one”

Richard Hetzel

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Putting politics aside is it worth the $265 greens fee?


There a plethora of other courses that I could play first at that price before I play Ferry Point. Most people I speak to have said it's not that great.
Last Played: 
Prairie Trace East (OH), Pinnacle (OH), UK Wildcat (KY), Lakeside GC (KY), Angel's Crossing (MI), GVSU Meadows (MI), Arcadia South (MI), Pilgrim's Run (MI), The Mines (MI), American Dunes (MI), Eagle Eye (OH), Troia Golf (Portugal), Ottawa Park (OH)

MCirba

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It's a very good golf course but I wouldn't pay more than a buck fifty to play again
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John Foley

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Ferry Point is a very good course. Given it's location and what other high end courses in NA are charging I'm surprised it's that low. Is it worth it?? All depends upon the size of your wallet and your comfort level accessing it!
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Brad Tufts

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I played it once, and it was pretty good, if not that memorable hole-to-hole.  5+ years later I don't remember much other than the bridge-dominated 18th.


I feel like where it is (feels very NYC), what it cost to build for better or worse, the nice views at the end, the upscale feel...$265 is not really a fleecing, provided you splurge for golf once in a while for that price.


I'd say it's worth a play, just to see if you hate it as much as you hope, or maybe you'll be surprised.


I get $265 is a big ask "just to see," but that's my take.
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Stewart Abramson

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I played it once, and it was pretty good, if not that memorable hole-to-hole.  5+ years later I don't remember much other than the bridge-dominated 18th.



The bridge is the backdrop of several holes. Here's a link to photos of all 18 holes: [size=78%]https://www.flickr.com/photos/golfcoursepix/albums/72157656293678318[/size]

Tim Leahy

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As someone who has never been to NY those views are terrific. Now that I know my greenfees aren't going in the pocket of a criminal traitor if I ever visit NY I would pay the cost to play there. 8)
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MCirba

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As someone who has never been to NY those views are terrific. Now that I know my greenfees aren't going in the pocket of a criminal traitor if I ever visit NY I would pay the cost to play there. 8)


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"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

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Mike Wagner

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As someone who has never been to NY those views are terrific. Now that I know my greenfees aren't going in the pocket of a criminal traitor if I ever visit NY I would pay the cost to play there. 8)


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I heard Hunter was looking at Trump's portfolio .. problem was the 10% to the big guy off the top .. #s didn't work. Golf margins are tough.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2023, 10:26:03 AM by Mike Wagner »

Mike Rost

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if you live in or around NYC...whether it's worth it depends upon the value you put on the 2-3 hours you save in pace of play and  getting to and from a course of comparable quality.   i haven't played pound ridge in a while but i think it's at a similar price point and over an hour north.  public access golf around NYC is just very difficult.

MCirba

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I'm probably the only person who doesn't live in New York who has played all of the NYC Munis (except Kissena Park that I'd like to get to this winter), and none of them are remotely at the price point of Ferry Point, even though some of them like Split Rock have better architecture, if not conditioning and scenery.   


I'm less than 2 hours away and haven't been back after an initial visit when it first opened but suspect I may give it another chance now as market forces and ownership ego have changed.


Btw.. no disrespect to an awesome architect but Pound Ridge is a Doak Scale 0.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2023, 06:50:54 PM by MCirba »
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Jerry Kluger

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Two things I distinctly remember from my visit were the Spanish music playing in the park as I drove into the course and the enormous cemetery which borders one side of the course. 


I have heard that there were some serious groups forming to buy Trump's courses - I could definitely see his overseas courses to be a very interesting investment.

Tom_Doak

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Btw.. no disrespect to an awesome architect but Pound Ridge is a Doak Scale 0.




This is not factual because I have never gone and rated the course . . . but part of the reason I have not gone is because I'm afraid you are right and I don't want to disrespect my mentor.

Chris_Blakely

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I'm probably the only person who doesn't live in New York who has played all of the NYC Munis (except Kissena Park that I'd like to get to this winter), and none of them are remotely at the price point of Ferry Point, even though some of them like Split Rock have better architecture, if not conditioning and scenery.   


I'm less than 2 hours away and haven't been back after an initial visit when it first opened but suspect I may give it another chance now as market forces and ownership ego have changed.


Btw.. no disrespect to an awesome architect but Pound Ridge is a Doak Scale 0.


Nope Mike we’re an army of two.  I’ve done all of NYCs publics.


Doak 0 for pound ridge might be a little harsh.


Chris

Rob Marshall

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As someone who has never been to NY those views are terrific. Now that I know my greenfees aren't going in the pocket of a criminal traitor if I ever visit NY I would pay the cost to play there. 8)


Tim, at what point do you just stop, we get it. You don’t like Trump. The fact is they all suck. How about we stick to golf.
If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” Jimmy Buffett

Tim Leahy

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As someone who has never been to NY those views are terrific. Now that I know my greenfees aren't going in the pocket of a criminal traitor if I ever visit NY I would pay the cost to play there. 8)


Tim, at what point do you just stop, we get it. You don’t like Trump. The fact is they all suck. How about we stick to golf.
When Traitor Trumpsky's name comes off every golf course he owns to pay for his legal fees and he starts wearing an orange jumpsuit. Then I will stop responding to posts that mention his name because every time his name is associated with golf it is a stain on the game. They don't all suck just the scum Republicans. :P
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Kalen Braley

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Mike,

Never played it, safe to say I never will. 

https://www.poundridgegolf.com/golf/picture-gallery

But anyone who uses rocks and boulders this prominently on a golf course will always get at least a few points in my book!  ;)




MCirba

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I'm probably the only person who doesn't live in New York who has played all of the NYC Munis (except Kissena Park that I'd like to get to this winter), and none of them are remotely at the price point of Ferry Point, even though some of them like Split Rock have better architecture, if not conditioning and scenery.   


I'm less than 2 hours away and haven't been back after an initial visit when it first opened but suspect I may give it another chance now as market forces and ownership ego have changed.


Btw.. no disrespect to an awesome architect but Pound Ridge is a Doak Scale 0.


Nope Mike we’re an army of two.  I’ve done all of NYCs publics.


Doak 0 for pound ridge might be a little harsh.


Chris


Chris,


I should have known better!  Nice going!


Kalen,


I'm debating whether to dare open that Pound Ridge link and put myself into traumatic flashback mode for the weekend.
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Tim Martin

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I'm probably the only person who doesn't live in New York who has played all of the NYC Munis (except Kissena Park that I'd like to get to this winter), and none of them are remotely at the price point of Ferry Point, even though some of them like Split Rock have better architecture, if not conditioning and scenery.   


I'm less than 2 hours away and haven't been back after an initial visit when it first opened but suspect I may give it another chance now as market forces and ownership ego have changed.


Btw.. no disrespect to an awesome architect but Pound Ridge is a Doak Scale 0.


Mike-Good to see you last Saturday! Let me know if you are going back up to Ferry Point as I’d like to check it out.

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